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Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ka‘ū News Briefs Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sen. Mazie Hirono is asking Ka‘ū citizens to share their thoughts on immigrations. Photo from Office of Sen. Hirono
THOUGHTS ON IMMIGRATION is what Hawai‘i Senator Mazie Hirono is requesting from citizens of Ka‘ū. Hirono went to the White House this week, she said, "to fight for the 800,000 DREAMers the president threatened to deport when he ended the DACA program in September."
     Hirono reported that during the meeting, the Secretary of Homeland Security "made the absurd claim that no one has lost their DACA status since the president’s announcement. Here’s the truth: Over 10,000 DREAMers have already lost their protection from deportation, and 122 more will lose theirs every single day."
     Wrote Hirono, "Many DREAMers have only this country to call home. They are our friends and coworkers, neighbors who strengthen our communities. And we made a promise that we’d protect them. As someone who came to this country as a young child, I care deeply about the experience of immigrants – that’s why I’m fighting for them every day in the Senate, but I’d love to hear from you."
     She asks that her constituents log in and weigh in at surveys.signforgood.com/hirono-daca-response.
     DREAMers are those protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. They are mostly young people who were brought to the U.S. by their relatives, without permission, and grew up here, with most going to school, working, and paying taxes.
A Call for Proposals is open through Feb. 9 for the Hawaiʻi 
Conservation Conference. Photo from Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance
     The DREAMers Act would help them stay and earn a path to citizenship.

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THE HAWAI‘I CONSERVATION CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE has sent out a reminder that proposals for symposia, forums, workshops, trainings, and individual oral or poster presentations for the July conference are due Friday, Feb. 9. The 25th Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference is themed Ulu ka lālā i ke kumu: From a strong foundation grows an abundant future. It takes place July 24 - 26, in Honolulu at Hawai‘i Convention Center.
The 25th Annual Conservation Conference's theme is Ulu ka lālā i ke kumu:
From a strong foundation grows an abundant future
.
Photo from 
Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance 
     A release calling for proposals explains the theme, "The Hawaiian ʻōlelo noʻeau (wise saying) ‘Ulu ka lālā i ke kumu’ literally means, ‘the branch grows from the tree trunk.’ The word kumu can mean foundation, trunk, base, source, and teacher. The foundation set and the lessons learned from our past conservation efforts prepare us for further growth and evolution of our work. We remember and honor the foundations, and forge ahead, using new and better tools and techniques that our forebears did not have access to. We recognize that without our ancestors, we would not have the knowledge and resources we have today. We also trust that one day our own work will be the kumu, so we build the science and praxis to buttress the future we desire. At the 25th annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference, we will reach from our rich foundations of biocultural stewardship and innovate scientific exploration towards an abundant future for our environment and our communities."
     Regarding proposals, the release states, "Integrated, multi-disciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to research and management are increasingly relying on community involvement, founded on multiple knowledge systems, and emphasizing biocultural knowledge." The committee highly encourages proposals that demonstrate these innovative approaches, with the following four tracks encouraged for consideration (read Call for Proposals before submitting):
Student awards are available to graduate and undergraduate
Hawai‘i Conservation Conference presenters.
Photo from Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance
     Lessons from Indigenous Knowledge and Conservation History - This track honors ancestral wisdom, often captured in traditional stories and chants, but also kept alive with families that engage in intergenerational stewardship. Topics will span groundbreaking approaches to biocultural conservation, land and sea stewardship, community-based collaborative management, species vs. ecosystem focused management, ʻāina-based management, as well as new tools in conservation.
     Building the Future - This track features efforts that seek to push the creative boundaries of environmental stewardship to engage new audiences and build strong partnerships for the present while uplifting the next generation of Earth's caretakers.
     Invasive Species and Biosecurity - This track explores Hawaiʻi's complex history in battling invasive species through the development and implementation of biosecurity measures, and identifies future opportunities that build upon that foundation.
     Putting Research into Practice for Thriving ʻĀina -This track includes syntheses that highlight how current research continues to inform day-to-day conservation, emerging technologies, as well as broader resource management and policy. Topics span the natural and social sciences.
The 2018 Conservation Conference will take place July 24-26 in Honolulu.
See story above. Photo from Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance
     Student awards are available for graduate and undergraduate presenters. Read more at hawaiiconservation.org.

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U.H. COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES Kona Cooperative Extension Service has put out a save-the-date announcement for two Coffee Berry Borer 101 Workshops for New and Beginning Coffee Farmers.
     The free two-hour class teaches the basics of coffee berry borer identification, biology, and management. It is planned for Thursday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 27, and will take place in the Kona Cooperative Extension Service office at 79-7381 Mamalahoa Highway in Kealakekua.
     Representatives of the Extension Service office ask everyone to "Please let new coffee farmers know about this upcoming workshop. A flyer will be distributed and available soon."
     For more details, visit hawaiicoffeeed.com.
Join Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park rangers and learn how to weave a
tī leaf lei on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Photo by David Boyle, National Park Service
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HAWAI‘I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK has announced a workshop in which attendees can learn how to weave a tī leaf lei on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, on the Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai. Hear park rangers and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association staff share knowledge and love for one of the most popular lei in Hawai‘i. The event is part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes' ‘Ike Hana No‘eau - Experience the Skillful Work workshops program. Weave a Tī Leaf Lei is free to attend; however, park entrance fees apply. For more, visit nps.gov/HAVO.

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HAWAI’I WILDLIFE FUND’S NET LOADING EVENT has been postponed until Sunday, Mar. 4, with a community beach cleanup at Kamilo planned for the day before - Saturday, Mar. 3. To sign up, email kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com.

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January print edition of The Ka‘ū Calendar is
free to 5,500 mailboxes throughout Ka‘ū, from Miloli‘i 
through Volcano. Also available free on stands throughout
the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com.
KA‘Ū TROJANS SPORTS SCHEDULE

Girls Basketball: Friday, Jan. 12, @ Laupahoehoe.
     Monday, Jan. 15, @ HPA.
     Friday, Jan. 19, @ Kealakehe.

Swimming: Saturday, Jan. 13, @ HPA.
     Saturday, Jan. 20, @ HPA.
     Friday, Jan. 26, @ Kamehameha (BIIF Championships, prelims).
     Saturday, Jan. 27, @ Kamehameha (BIIF Championships, finals).

Wrestling: Saturday, Jan. 13, @ Konawaena.
     Saturday, Jan. 20, @ Hilo.
     Saturday, Jan. 27 @ HPA.

Boys Basketball: Monday, Jan. 15, Pāhoa @ Ka‘ū.
     Wednesday, Jan. 17, @ Kohala.
     Saturday, Jan. 20, Kohala @ Ka‘ū.
     Tuesday, Jan. 23, @ Wai‘ākea.
     Saturday, Jan. 27, HPA @ Ka‘ū.

Boys Soccer: Saturday, Jan. 20, @ Honoka‘a.
     Thursday, Jan. 25, @ Pāhoa.

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LEARN THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE AT VOLCANO ART CENTER at one of two 8-week beginners' courses starting Thursday, Jan. 11, at Volcano Village. Both courses focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. No experience necessary. Part One is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays and requires no prior experience in Hawaiian Language. Part Four follows from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays - some experience with Hawaiian Language is preferred. The course fee for either class is $80 for Volcano Art Center members and $90 for non-members. Register online at volcanoartcenter.org.

KĪPUKAPUAULU, HOME TO AN "ASTONISHING DIVERSITY OF NATIVE FOREST AND UNDERSTORY PLANTS," is the site of a volunteer day, Stewardship of Kīpukapuaulu, scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 11. Volunteers will help remove invasive plants like morning glory. Meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Kīpukapuaulu parking lot on Mauna Loa Road off Hwy 11 in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The event will take place again on Jan. 18 and 25. Free; park entrance fees apply. For more, contact Marilyn Nicholson at nickem@hawaii.rr.com or visit nps.gov/HAVO.

EXPLORE THE RICH GEOLOGIC HISTORY of Kahuku, and learn about the Hawaiian hotspot and the creation of Kahuku, on a free, easy-to-moderate, guided hike. Birth of Kahuku traverses the vast 1868 lava flow, with different volcano features and formations, on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. For more, visit nps.gov/
HAVO.

HEATHER METTLER'S UNIQUE COLLECTION OF GLASSWORK EXPLORING the themes of navigation and immigration - how plants, animals, and people find their way to Hawai‘i - is showcased in a new Volcano Art Center Gallery Exhibit: Passage and Place. The display of hand-blown, chiseled, and etched glass will be open to the public from Saturday, Jan. 13, to Sunday, Feb. 11, during normal gallery hours - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Free; park entrance fees apply.

JEAN PIERRE THOMA AND THE JAZZTONES, ALONG WITH BINTI BAILEY and Larry Seyer, will perform twice on Saturday, Jan. 13, with a matinee from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and an evening performance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Volcano Art Center. "Almost Like Being in Love" is the theme of these two Jazz in the Forest concerts, with love songs from around the world. Tickets are $18 for Volcano Art Center members and $20 for non-members. Purchase tickets online at volcanoartcenter.org.

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT takes place Saturday, Jan. 13, with volunteers removing invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Interested volunteers should meet Paul and Jane Filed at Kīlauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. The event will take place again on Jan. 19 and 26. Free; park entrance fees apply. For more, see nps.gov/HAVO.

A PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Ocean View Community Center. For more, call 939-7033 or visit ovcahi.org.

Take a class with Patti Pease Johnson in Volcano. See event at right.
Image from pattipeasejohnson.com
A CLASS COMBINING BATIK METHODS WITH THE ART OF SERTI SILK PAINTING, Silk Painting with Wax Resist, is led by Patti Pease Johnson on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. Participants create a representational piece of art, i.e. wall hanging. The workshop fee is $45 per Volcano Art Center member and $50 per non-member, plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome. Register online at volcanoartcenter.org.

TAKE A CLASS BLENDING INSPIRATION FROM NATURE WITH TRADITIONAL ZENTANGLE PATTERNS on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. The class blends inspiration from nature with traditional Zentangle patterns and is suitable for beginning or returning tanglers. The fee for Zentangle Class Featuring the Zendala - Twirling Leaves is $30 for Volcano Art Center members and $35 for non-members, plus a $10 supply fee. Register online at volcanoartcenter.org.

‘ŌHI‘A LEHUA is the title of an easy, one-mile, ranger-led walk scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Learn about the vital role of ‘ōhi‘a lehua in native Hawaiian forests, and the many forms of the ‘ōhi‘a tree and its flower. The walk is free to attend. For more, visit nps.gov/HAVO.

DISCOVERY HARBOUR NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETS on Monday, Jan. 15, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Discovery Harbour Community Hall. For more, call 929-9576 or visit discoveryharbour.net.

View the Sulphur Vents and other attractions in Hawai‘i Volcanoes
National Park on Monday, Jan. 15, without paying entrance fees.
Photo by S. Geiger, National Park Service
A FEE-FREE DAY IS OFFERED AT HAWAI‘I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - no entrance fees will be collected at any fee-charging National Parks on Monday, Jan. 15. For more, visit nps.gov/HAVO.

ARTISTS OF ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME to attend Painting with Peggy, an acrylic painting class with Margaret "Peggy" Stanton, which takes place Monday, Jan. 15. The class is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m., at Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. It is part of an ongoing series of workshops headed by Stanton. The class is $15 for VAC members and $20 for non-members per session. Register online at volcanoartcenter.org.

WATCH A 24-MINUTE DOCUMENTARY VIDEO, RECENTLY RELEASED By U.S.G.S., at an upcoming After Dark in the Park presentation, Kīlauea Summit Eruption: Story of the Halemau‘mau‘u Lava Lake, on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The talk starts at 7 p.m., in the Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. U.S.G.S. Hawai‘i Volcano Observatory geologist Janet Babb is co-producer and co-writer of the film. After the show, U.S.G.S. H.V.O. geologist Matt Patrick provides an update on what is happening at Halema‘uma‘u today, and answers questions about the summit eruption. Free; park entrance fees apply. For more, visit nps.gov/HAVO.

Photo from discoveryharbour.net
DISCOVERY HARBOUR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT MEETS Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Discovery Harbour Community Hall. For more, call 929-9576 or visit discoveryharbour.net.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE & WATERCOLOR takes place Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. Artist Nancy DeLucrezia shows how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper, and introduces basic techniques in watercolor painting. Sampling of several wines from Hilo wine store "Grapes" is included. Class fee is $30 for Volcano Art Center members and $35 for non-members, plus a $17 supply fee. Register online, volcanoartcenter.org.

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